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Illinois State Police acknowledge agency wrongly issued gun license to Aurora shooter

CHICAGO - Illinois State Police acknowledged Monday that the agency wrongly issued a gun license to the shooter in the Aurora warehouse murders, but in a detailed statement the agency also suggested that the Aurora Police Department may have failed to do its part to ensure the man no longer owned a weapon.

According to state records, Gary Martin applied for a firearm owner's identification card on Jan. 17, 2014. He provided his name and

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